NASA Ames 2015 Summer Series. When challenged by extreme situations, we gain insight about our surroundings. At NASA, we push the envelop of science and technology to explore extreme environments and reveal the unknown for the benefit of all humankind. Our successes are dependent on vision, teamwork, leadership and our ability to adapt lessons learned to new situations.

Robert Swan, OBE (Order of the British Empire), FRGS (Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society), is the first person to walk to both the North and South Poles. In his Summer Series Colloquium, he shares lessons learned on teamwork and leadership gained from his quest to the poles and his goal to ensure the preservation of Antarctica.